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KIDS

NEW! 11 Kid projects - These 11 unique ideas for kids' art projects can be done safely at home. Parents feel free to join your child with these projects. 

25 Summer Creative Summer Crafts - These summer crafts are easy enough for toddlers and kids to make, but still pretty enough for adults to leave on display all season long.

Arts & Crafts for kids
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 create various fun art pieces using easy to find materials.   

Art For Kids Hub - Learn how to do hundreds of art projects with the Art for Kids family!

Crafty Rec Leaders, Videos - Our recreation leaders show you how do to wonderful crafts at home!  Follow the links for tutorials for Bunny Baskets and Bunny Crayon Holders!  Be sure to download and print our Bunny Basket Template and Bunny Crayon Holder Template to complete the craft! 

Crafty Rec Leaders, Activities - Our recreation leaders have created this fun activity packet for kids to use at home!

Crayola, Free Coloring Pages
- Enjoy hundreds of free coloring sheets!

CReATE Happenings - CReATE STUDIO is a wonderfully unique “do-it-your way” art studio that offers an artistic mash-up between recycling and art to bring hands-on creativity to all ages through the reuse of everyday things.  They have weekly art projects and a YouTube channel free to view!

Crayola, Events - Mark your calendars!  Crayola is hosting live events on their Facebook page with fun activities for the little ones!

DIY Backyard Obstacle Ideas - Although some playgrounds are still off limits, why not try building a backyard obstacle where everyone can safely play. These video tutorials on YouTube has great ideas that parents can help quickly assemble using items from home or Dollar Store. Have fun and be creative.

Drawing with Lauren - Learn how to draw a cat, dog, turtle and bunny with our Community Services Coordinator Lauren Morales.   

Easy Craft Ideas for Kids - From Parents.com come these easy to do crafts with supplies for around your home!

Food Network.com - Preparing a meal with your kids is a smart way to teach them about nutrition and follow step by step instructions. The Food Network has an entire section on its site dedicated to recipes the entire family can make together.

Family Art Workshops - Enjoy creating and learning fun arts and projects with family. Various workshop videos and other activities. 

Free Kids Crafts- Printable crafts to color and create no sew creations!

NEW! Goodhousekeeping Activities - These fun activities and crafts for kids are easy, creative and DIY. Have some fun.  

How to make Puzzle Games - Video showing how to make a creative puzzle game using a cardboard! Great for all ages. 

Kids Love Music - Parents with babies 4 -14 months old!  Here you can sing songs and do activities designed for interaction with your baby!  So get comfortable, grab a scarf and some shakers and join us!  If your baby is already walking independently, please see the Kids Love Music video offering.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Met Kids - Met Kids has been inspired, tested, and approved by real kids ages 7–12.

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles - Best selling children’s author draws and writes.  New episodes weekly.

Music and Musicians - Explore a great collection of books, activities, apps, and other websites for learning all about music and musicians. This is great for all children and teens to improve and build background knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension skills while understanding music and art.  

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: Dance At Home - Explore movement and dance using a beloved children’s story! Join us for “Dance the Story,” an up-on-your-feet story time that introduces kids to basic ballet steps and movement concepts. Caregivers are welcome to dance along with them and learn to bring books to life with movement. Starting the week of June 9, their summer series will begin. Programs will be held only Tuesdays over the summer.

The Spruce Crafts for Preschoolers and Toddlers - The Spruce Crafts is a DIY craft and hobby site covering helpful tips and step-by-step tutorials from passionate makers.

 

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES 

The British Museum - Explore the British Museum in London with their virtual galleries.

The Belvedere - The Upper Belvedere houses the impressive collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. At the heart of the displays of art around 1900 is the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection.

Château de Vjersailles - Visit the famous Versailles palace and view all the artwork on display.

NEW! Ford's Theater - Travel back in time and learn about our former president Abraham Lincoln, his assassination and the civil war. This theater also offers museum exhibits, live theater and immersive learning.  

The Getty Center - Explore the Getty Center in Los Angeles with this virtual tour.

Google Museum Tours - Virtually travel to a museum anywhere in the world!

Ohara Museum of Art - This private museum featuring Western Art, is the oldest in Japan. It is also known for reflecting the Japanese culture. Great for all ages.  

The Lourve -  Explore the Lourve in Paris with this 360 degree map.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Explore the Metropolitan Museum with this 360 degree map.

Museo Dolores Olmedo
- Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City's southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum contains the world's most important collections of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

The National Gallery in London - Explore over 2,300 works in the National Gallery

The Royal Academy of Arts - This art gallery virtual tour at the Royal Academy allows users to explore the Royal Academy’s Sensing Spaces exhibition. High quality 360 photography is a valuable marketing tool for galleries, giving prospective visitors a taste of an exhibition.

Schönbrunn Palace - Schönbrunn Palace is a World Cultural Heritage site and Austria's most-visited sight. The baroque total work of art consisting of palace and gardens was for centuries the property of the Habsburgs and is today largely in its original condition.

The Stay At Home Museum - The "Stay At Home Museum" brings Bruegel, Rubens and other world-class Flemish painters to your home. Every week another art expert knocks on your door for a guided tour. So be sure to #stayathome!

The Walters Art MuseumThis museum is one of only a few galleries in the world to present a panorama of art from the third millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. 

Virtual Galleries - Explore some of the most famous galleries around the world.

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ART ACTIVITIES 

Crafts by Amanda - A great resource for all types of crafts both for adults and kids. 

Crayola, Adult Coloring Pages - Free coloring sheets for adults to create beautiful pieces!

Digital Dance - Dance at home with The Music Center every Friday night: July 10 - September 4!  The Music Center’s free annual summer dance series is online with The Music Center’s Digital Dance DTLA.  With lessons from top L.A. dance instructors, each event promises to entertain those who love to dance and includes a warm-up, choreography and cool-down session. This year’s Digital Dance DTLA features nine different dance styles, with both partner and non-partner genres, so all ages can bust a move at home.

Disney Online tutorials - Free online tutorials to draw Mickey Mouse and other all-time favorite characters. Great for all ages. 

Disney Parks, How to Draw - Animation Academy cast members show you how to draw your favorite characters

Disney Instagram – Disney is using their Instagram to post live, “How to Draw” segments featuring character favorites like Olaf and Sven!

Drawing Coach - Learn to draw various cartoons with simple and visual instructions. great for teens. 

Handiworks - Learn Hand Embroidery, Decoration Ideas, Stitching, paper craft, and much more DIY. I like to keep busy by trying & making new things, and sharing it with all of YouTube. HandiWorks Provides you hundreds of fun craft tutorials to follow along with, creating some amazing projects.

Naztaiza - Free tutorials for crochet, knitting, sewing, quilting, beading, wreath making and more. New videos every Wednesday.   

Art Graphica Learn to Draw! - Art is about learning to see and possessing the discipline for regular practice - no innate talent or art school is required even if all you can muster is sickly looking stickmen! This website features more than one hundred quality free art lessons and commercial instruction in our video art lessons to develop art skills in a variety of mediums from graphite, oils, and watercolor through to charcoal, acrylics and ink, and from sketches to finished works of art.

Marvel Entertainment YouTube – Learn how to draw your friendly, neighborhood Spiderman from Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Themed Entertainment at Marvel.

Michael’s – Michael’s will be live on Facebook every Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. CST (8:00 a.m. PST), with a fun, family craft how-to.

Simply Collectible Crochet - Once you start on one of these easy crochet patterns, you’ll realize how fun and simple it is to crochet. It’s a great opportunity to learn basic crochet stitches and start gaining some confidence. Prepare to become a wizard of basic crochet!

Westminster Arts Academy Studio – A local studio, offering paid, virtual classes in music, dance and art. While many of our classes are cancelled due to statewide mandates, the Westminster Arts Academy Studio is still offering the following classes virtually, sign up on ReGGister

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MUSIC

Bands and artists -  Enjoy and stream various live band music of various artist for FREE. 

Berlin Philharmonic - Invite the Berliner Philharmoniker into your living room! On your TV, computer, tablet or smartphone. Enjoy great video streamed concerts in high definition and with excellent sound.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Enjoy dozens of concerts performed by the prestigious Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

International Jazz Day - International Jazz Day celebrates the power of jazz to bring us together in spirit when we can’t gather in person. This April 30, they proudly observed #JazzDayAtHome. Visit jazzday.com to watch free streaming performances and educational content from around the world, all day long! 

The Show Must Go On! - British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is making some of his musicals available on YouTube.  

The Grammy Museum - The Grammy Museum has at home resources available to view exhibits, take music classes, and explore their programs.  

The Metropolitan Opera – The Metropolitan Opera is offering a free stream of past shows every night, at 7:30 p.m. EDT (4:30 PM PST). The featured shows will be pulled from the company’s Live in HD series and will be available for a period of 23 hours before a new show is posted.

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts - Tiny Desk Concerts is a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music.

Rockness Music – A Facebook page offering virtual music classes, birthday parties, and private lessons. They also have a daily livestream of music Monday - Friday at 10 AM EST (7 AM PST).

Seattle Symphony - As our community confronts the current global health crisis, the Seattle Symphony is continuing to share performances that provide strength, comfort and joy through music while Benaroya Hall remains closed. Programs include concert rebroadcasts of past performances and fun, educational content for the young and young at heart.

Wigmore Hall - Wigmore Hall, one of the world’s great concert halls, specialises in chamber and instrumental music, early music and song.

POETRY

 Mindful poetry moments -  Enjoy articles and video clips of poetry. There is combination of mindfulness, arts, social-emotional learning, play, movement and poetry.  

Poets.org -  Poets.org is an award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets. It was first launched in 1996 and can find thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews and etc. 

Poetry Lounge - A selection of poems curated and read by Imani Tolliver.

Poetry Foundation - The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

PERFORMING ARTS

Lincoln Center at Home - While practicing social distancing, you can still maintain your vital connection to the live performing arts at Lincoln Center. On Lincoln Center at Home, they will host daily pop-up classrooms for families and regularly update videos of performances—archival, home-made, documentary, or previously broadcast—by their organizations across the campus. Lincoln Center world-class artists, on your screens at home. 

 National Theatre Live at Home! - National Theatre at Home launched on YouTube on April 2, and now, every Thursday (7pm BST/2pm EST) sees a new National Theatre play released – free to watch for one week – along with bonus content including cast and creatives Q&As and post-stream talks.  National Theatre Live at Home has added new shows to their program.  Be sure to check them out!

Royal Opera House - The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

Shakespeare's Globe at Home - The Globe in London will be showing recordings of Shakespeare's plays as part of YouTube Premieres. Subscribe now to set yourself a reminder for these Premieres. Check back on this page for updated links and release dates.  Films will be available from their Premiere date for 14 days.

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